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New York City
The Best of Manhattan in 4 neighborhoods
Prices are generally for the whole group and not per person (except for tours including meals and other entrance fees to attractions included in the tour).
Variations (+ or -) may apply depending on the number of people and will be calculated at the time of booking.
NoHo-Nolita-SoHo and Greenwich: 4 different atmospheres that New Yorkers want to keep for themselves.
About this tour...
4 New York city's must-see neighborhoods in half a day
If you're visiting New York for the first time and don't know where to start, this tour is made for you ! 4 different neighborhoods to discover during a half-day session. These 4 flagship charming places entail hidden gems that you do not want to miss.
The tour will have many surprises in store for you. Among those hidden gems are a haunted house, a river hidden under your feet, transparent sidewalks, the smallest land in New York, and a hidden movie theater... And of course the charming architecture from those small buildings from the nineteenth century.
How does the guided tour of the 4 districts go?
Your guide will meet you in front of a coffee shop. Then the tour will start.
NoHo, Focus on new trends
This area is one of the birthplaces of new trends in New York and the world. You'll discover the amazing Mosaic Trail, an urban mosaic trail created since the 1980s by the famous New York City activist Jim Power. You will then continue through the North of Little Italy, nicknamed Nolita. Along the way, don’t miss this hidden toboggan in the temple of pop-up stores but also the great universities and cultural institutions of the neighborhood. Keep your eyes wide open!
Nolita, the old popular Little Italy is transforming into a fancy neighborhood
The famous American director Martin Scorcese lived here and the biggest stars made Nolita their neighborhood. At the turn of a charming garden decorated with antiques, the first pizzeria in New York will remind you of the Italian roots of this neighborhood. This will be an opportunity to tell you many anecdotes about the catacombs or the Mafia of yesterday... and today. This area little known to tourists gives Nolita a little secret side. Andiamo, Andiamo!
SoHo, Cast irons and fashion
Deriving its name from the acronym “South Of HOuston street”, SoHo stands out from its distinctive architecture. Alongside its fashion boutiques, your certified guide Laurene Hamilton will reveal many curiosities: architecture, artists' studios and even old brothels. Learn about the imprint that the Fluxus and Yoko Ono left in this area once full of running factories. Lots of surprises to discover in those cobbled streets that have now become the favorite décor of influencers on Instagram. Perhaps will you meet with a former underground bar owner ? This is the best way Laurene gathers and share with you stories from celebrities running the show in SoHo.
Greenwich Village, a history of freedom
Greenwich Village is the temple of New York bohemianism. This former hippie district in the 1960s is now home to dynamic young executives with strong purchasing power. You will also find one of the famous landmarks for the gay liberation movement, the Stonewall Inn. Among other legendary musicians on the way you will discover Bob Dylan, John Baez and Janis Joplin. The anecdotes will take on a musical accent!
For a private tour, your guide can pick you up at the port.
Note that you have different options at the end of the tour like :
1) attending a jazz concert
2) having dinner in a fancy restaurant from an artistic club
3) Enjoying a drink on a rooftop
4) Discovering the history of the speakeasies
Those additional activities can be requested and are subject to an additional quote.
What is included
- The guided tour from pick up to drop-off for 4.5 hours (including the time in the van / taxi / Uber). The price includes the cost of transportation from your ship to the start of the tour.
What is extra
This Tour is available in:
Wheel chair friendly
Type of transportation
French and English
No because of the sidewalks
Minivan or Uber depending on the number of people
Meet your guide
My name is Laurene. I am a tour guide but more than that. I create digital content, I write articles about New York City as I experience Big Apple from the inside. I love to meet new people, and this is what builds my stories actually when we are together on tour. My stories aren't in books! I learned them on the field. I can't wait to share them with you.